Ontario Brain Institute: What science and sport say about concussions

Join hockey great Eric Lindros and two leading researchers for a talk on the growing awareness of how concussions can damage the brain and change lives
By TVO News - Published on Mar 03, 2017
Eric Lindros of the Philadelphia Flyers lies on the ice after a hit from Scott Stevens of the New Jersey Devils on May 26, 2000. (Chris Gardner/AP)



There was a time when “getting your bell rung” was something pro athletes were expected to shrug off. But over the past few decades, the experiences of boxer Muhammad Ali, hockey star Eric Lindros, and numerous football players have demonstrated just how devastating multiple blows to the head can be — not only to a career in sports, but also to long-term health.

Lindros, who was forced to retire from professional hockey because of concussions, will join two of Canada’s leading medical researchers at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, for a 90-minute talk hosted by the Ontario Brain Institute called “Bruising Your Brain: What Science and Sport Say About Concussions.”

Carolyn Emery of the University of Calgary and Roger Zemek of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario will lend their scientific expertise to Lindros’s personal experience of a life altered by concussions. André Picard, public health reporter for the Globe and Mail, will moderate.

The talk has now concluded, but you can watch the replay here: 

“Bruising your brain” is part of a series of public talks organized by the Ontario Brain Institute that will be streamed by TVO.

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